LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

‘I’m Too Young To Die’: After Almost Eating Herself To Death, Woman Sheds 231 Pounds And Saves Her Own Life

May 23, 2018 11:54

In just 29 years of age, Heather Oset was on the threshold of death from being morbidly obese. When her weight reached 356 pounds, it started affecting her health significantly. The  29-year-old suffered from sleep apnea, back pain, hypertension, diabetes, and problems with sciatica, which were a consequence of her obesity. 

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Heather has been overweight since a very early childhood. Her father was abusive, so anytime something dramatic happened, she would run to the fridge and eat whatever she could find there. It was her own method of fighting back when she physically couldn't.

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Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

As Heather got older, she started working as a hairdresser, and her eating habits got only worse. She would never cook a healthy and nutritious breakfast, and she would eat anything for lunch and dinner. Besides it, she was a huge soda fan, and she would often drink it all day long. 

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

Heather's usual dinner was just as bad, if not worse, than breakfast and lunch altogether. Usually, she had a two-cheeseburger menu or apple pie from McDonald's.

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

One day, Heather suddenly felt a sharp pain in the chest. At the time, she believed it was due to hormones, but all the tests showed that they were quite ok.

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

Prior to this incident, Heather had been on birth control for years. When she got married in 2014, she stopped taking the pills in an attempt to get pregnant. However, that never happened.

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

Heather had never had a regular cycle for more than a year and a half. Her weight was holding her back in every single aspect of her life, affecting her daily routine, her relationships, and her health. 

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As Heather was dreaming of having a baby, she couldn't wait any longer. The woman braved herself for undergoing bariatric surgery, which was scheduled for January 18, 2017.

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Though this decision wasn't one of those that are easily made, it was the best decision she ever made. The day of the surgery symbolized the beginning of new accomplishments and the long-awaited meeting with Heather's better self.

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The next couple months following the surgery were an amazing experience for the woman. She relearned her body and understood that her life wasn't that bad, actually. Only 3 months after the surgery, Heather started practising water aerobics, which is her favorite workout up to these days!

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

Now Heather recollects setting her first weight goal - 250 lbs - and can't believe the results she achieved. Though the first weight-loss milestone was incredibly hard to hit, she lowered her weight to 200, then to 180 and 160 lbs. Heather never believed that she would ever weigh as few as 125lbs. In all, she has lost 231lbs, including the 20 lost prior to the surgery.

Heather Eordanidis Oset / Facebook

Heather's weight-loss transformation resulted in an almost-unreachable number - 125 pounds. Though the decision to undergo bariatric surgery wasn't an easy one, it's saved woman's life. Now she has her health back and no longer suffers from hypertension, sleep deprivation or back pain.

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Heather can't wait to get pregnant one day and wants to inspire all others to start their own transformation journeys. Her experience proves that impossible can be made possible, even if your dream seems to be out of reach at the moment. 

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